Bucking the Trend

We (rightly) heard all sorts of hue and cry over the fact that, when George Bush became President, the budget surpluses disappeared.

We heard very little about how, when Democrats retook Congress in 2006 and passed their first budget, the shrinking deficit changed directions and grew again.

We’ve heard virtually nothing about how, based on the White House’s own estimates, the 2009 deficit compares to those of the Bush years.

Via Instapundit, here’s a little graphic that’s, um, a little graphic:

Federal Budget Surpluses and Deficits

Federal Budget Surpluses and Deficits


  1. I recently saw the Democrat media do something remarkable. After poo-pooing 4% growth a few years ago under Bush as a “jobless recovery”, they tried to portray our recent 6.1% decline as some sort of good news. This is why I no longer pay these clowns for information.

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